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Biliran is an island province of Eastern Visayas on the western side of the region. It is bounded on the south by Carigara Bay, Samar Sea on the east, North by the Visayas Sea and the strait of Biliran on the West. The province boasts of many smaller islands and islets, beautiful and pristine white sand beaches and waterfalls.
Naval is the capital town of the province.
There are two spoken dialects in the island; Waray which is spoken on the east side facing Samar and Cebuano which is spoken on the west side facing Cebu. Cebuano is dominant in the capital town of Naval.
The fastest way to get to Biliran is to book a flight to Tacloban (TAC). Buses ply the Tacloban to Naval route (Naval is the capital town) but vans are faster, taking just over 2 hours; fare: 150php for Duptors-190php.
The jump off point to Naval by air is through Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City. It is served by major carriers such as Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Air Asia. There are about 9 regular flights between Manila and Tacloban City. From the airport, travelers shuttles to Tacloban City Bus Terminal to get the ride going to the capital town of Naval. Aircon shuttle vans and ordinary fare buses are available.
By bus and vans
Aircon Shuttle Vans/Buses serve the Naval - Tacloban City and Naval - Ormoc City routes. Naval - Manila route is served by several major bus lines.
Provide direct voyage from Naval to Cebu City. Ordinary fare, tourist and cabin accommodations are available. Shipping Schedule
- MV Super Shuttle Ferry 5 +6353 500 9942, Cebu to Naval: Monday and Wednesday at 8PM, return Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM. Fare/Person: Economy: 450 PHP, Tourist: 550 PHP
The habal-habal (motorcycle) is the most common mode of transportation as most of the roads outside the main highway are rough and rougher. Haggle with the driver to get the best possible rates or hire on a per-day basis. there are also several buses that make the cross-country trip from Naval to the Eastern coastal town of Caibiran, taking over 1.5–2 hours, one way.
- Higatangan Island
- Sambawan Island
- Dalutan Island
- Capiñahan Island
- Tinago Falls
- Kasabangan Falls
- Busai Falls
- Kinaraha Cascades
Proximize Internet Cafe in the Municipality of Cabucgayan for High Speed Broadband
Prince warehouse club supermarket. P lonocentes street Naval. phone 053-500-9359. open from 09.00-20.00.
Agta Scuba Resort - Talahid, Almeria Biliran
Biliran Garden Resort - Villa Cecilia, Sitio Lomboy, Brgy. Calumpang, Naval, Biliran
Marvin's Seaside Inn - Brgy. Atipolo, Naval, Biliran
M and M Inn - Biliran, Biliran
Higatangan Island Beach Resort - Higatangan Island, Naval, Biliran
GV Hotel. Naval has 25 rooms all with own bathrooms and Cable TV. =php420/575. D Jan dells cabin inn. p Inocentes street Naval. phone 053-500-9338.=php150/300/400/500.
- ATM There are Landbank and PNB atms in naval proper but bring enough cash as a precaution.